Vision technology guided fibre composite product manufacturing
|Coordinator||Compraser ekonomisk förening|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||May 2013 - January 2014|
|Venture||Challenge-Driven Innovation – Stage 1 initiation|
Purpose and goal
The purpose of the project has been achieved; the pre-requisites for a follow-up project with covering suitable vision techniques has been identified along with participants from different industry sectors and what type of manufacturing applications needs to be targeted in order to solve the important societal challenge of competitive production. However, the conclusion was reached that the best way forward was to wait for results of ongoing projects and to further refine the need of the industry, before applying for a larger project.
Results and expected effects
The initiation project has resulted in identification and established contacts with new partners and technology suppliers, identification of commercially available vision techniques that can be readily employed, and key manufacturing processes/applications that needs to be solved. Also the maturity level of technology and process/application understanding for both industry and suppliers has been assessed. The effects have been an increased understanding and awareness by partners of the potential and possibilities that lies with using vision techniques in manufacturing.
Approach and implementation
The project plan and the work form for the initiation project was established in a workshop early in June. The project work was perfomed by the research organizations, and was followed up through monthly research group meetings. Two meetings and a second workshop were carried out during the autumn together with the identified industrial project partners. This project plan has resulted in that the project has met most purposes and goals that was outlined in the beginning.